Bournemouth PA system blunder sees damning verdict broadcast to entire stadium during Tottenham defeat

Someone heard lambasting team during humiliating 5-1 loss 

Sunday 25 October 2015 17:25
A view of the action during Bournemouth's humiliating defeat to Tottenham
A view of the action during Bournemouth's humiliating defeat to Tottenham

Insult was literally added to injury for Bournemouth this afternoon when a technical blunder broadcasted one damning verdict on their performance to the whole of the Vitality Stadium.

In the final minutes of Bournemouth’s 5-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, a conversation was accidentally played through the public address system.

“Men against boys,” offered one opinion. “F****** unbelievable” was another. The exact identity of the person or people speaking is unclear.

Both sets of supporters sang "You're getting sacked in the morning" and, after the match, a Bournemouth spokesman confirmed that the incident will be investigated.

Cherries manager Eddie Howe was asked about the situation in his post-match media duties but claimed he could not discern what was being discussed.

"I just heard noise, I didn't really hear any words said," he said.

The gaffe compounded an awful afternoon for the South Coast side. The hosts had raced into a 49-second lead thanks to Matt Ritchie's smart finish but a string of errors from goalkeeper Artur Boruc proved to be Bournemouth's undoing as Harry Kane helped himself to a hat-trick, with Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela also on the scoresheet.

Boruc, returning to the starting line-up after missing the 5-1 loss to Manchester City last week due to an injury in the warm-up, had a day to forget while Kane, who was courted by Howe during his tenure at Burnley, has the match-ball as a memento from what he will hope is the turning point of his season.

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